TABITHA (tăb'ĭ-tha, Aram Tabeitha, Gr. Dorcas, meaning, in Greece, a roe; in Syria and Africa, a gazelle). The name of a Christian woman disciple who lived in Joppa and made clothing to give to poor widows. When she died, Peter was summoned, and he raised her from death (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(Tabeitha). See Dorcas.